The Control of Cyclosporin in Transplantation: Pharmacokinetic Aspects

Niven, Alison A (1990) The Control of Cyclosporin in Transplantation: Pharmacokinetic Aspects. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Cyclosporin is a relatively new immunosuppressant drug which has been shown to be useful in prevention of graft rejection following organ transplantation. Its major disadvantage is its toxicity, which appears to be related to high concentrations of the drug. Low concentrations are associated with rejection episodes. The aim of cyclosporin dosing is to achieve cyclosporin concentrations which minimise both toxicity and rejection. Individualisation of therapy is necessary since cyclosporin has a narrow 'therapeutic range' and also exhibits wide pharmacokinetic variability. The aims of this work are to quantify the pharmacokinetic variability of cyclosporin in renal and liver transplant patients in an attempt to improve control of therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Pharmacology
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-76963
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:26
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:26
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76963

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